Mohammad Ashraful notched his third ton of this season’s Dhaka Premier league as Kalabagan Krira Chakra posted 260 but Taijul Islam and Qazi Anik's late blows hand Mohammedan a two-wicket victory at Savar.
Ashraful previously hit tons against Prime Doleshwar and Agrani Bank this season.
Today, coming at one-down, Ashraful hit a 124-ball 127 with 13 fours and three sixes as Kalabagan were all-out for 260. He came to bat in just the fourth over of the innings and starred in an 85-run second-wicket partnership with opener Waliul Karim. His presence held the Kalabagan innings together and he was then involved in a third-wicket 82-run partnership with Mahmudul Hasan as Kalabagan innings progressed. However, Mohammedan’s Qazi Onik was the star of the show with a six-wicket haul. His figures of 6 for 49 allowed Mohammedan to bowl out Kalabagan for just 260 as Kalabagan lost their last six wickets for just 19 runs.
In reply, Mohammedan saw Enamul Haque and Jony Talukdar star in a 98-run partnership for the second wicket as both struck half-centuries, however Mohammedan lost a few quick wickets in the middle overs but Taijul Islam, who struck a 32-ball 34 and Qazi Onik, who played a cameo 6-ball 15, took Mohammedan to victory.
Rupganj vs Agrani Bank
Agrani Bank defeated Rupganj by six wickets despite a resilient 98 from veteran batsman Tushar Imran at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Batting first, Rupganj, who are second placed in the table, were restricted to 204 for 9 in their 50 overs as pacer Al Amin grabbed four wickets for 44 runs. Tushar struck a 121-ball 98 before he was removed by the right-armer in the final over of the innings. Al Amin also removed Mushfiqur Rahim for 21 in the 17th over as Rupganj were in early trouble at 55 for 5.
Agrani Bank chased down the target with 17 balls and six wickets to spare as opener Shariar Nafees struck a 103-ball 82.
Sheikh Jamal vs Brothers Union
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi sealed their Super League berth with a 74-run victory over Brothers Union at Fatullah today.
Sheikh Jamal were bowled out for 184 as opener Shykat Ali top-scored with 55. In reply, Brothers were bowled out for 110 as Sohag Gazi and Elias Sunny bagged three wickets each and youngster Abu Jayed took two wickets.
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